As I have mentioned before, I have a hard time figuring out how long I have been working on the “Northern Manhattan as Muse” project. I began photographing the local artists about six months ago, but it’s been 10 years since I first began paying close attention to the growing arts community in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Some of the artists who I included in the exhibit have been creating artwork inspired by Northern Manhattan for decades, including Natasha Beshenkovsky and Sky Pape. Others who were born here, like M. Tony Peralta, started being shaped by the neighborhood from the jump.
All these artists, as well as several others, will join me at an Artists Talk at NoMAA on Wed., Jan. 18 from 6-8pm to share insight into how Northern Manhattan influences our creative process.
Also committed to participating are: Jonathan Ullman, Hector Canonge, Jon Michaud, Bob Braswell and Mino Lora of People’s Theatre Project, and Tony Serio.
Andrea Arroyo, who curated the exhibit, will moderate.
You are welcome to drop in and join what will likely prove to be a lively discussion. The gallery will also be open in case you want to see the exhibit with fresh eyes and several hundred fewer attendees crowding the room.
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18 from 6-8pm.
Location: NoMAA Gallery at the Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Ave near W. 189th Street, 1 block west of Broadway.